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Moments from impact

By dwjones
Taken this weekend in our match against Shinfield. Just before going out Andy had asked if he should take a helmet out, he normally doesn't wear one. As the ball had been lifitng dramatically off a length I and others suggested yes. This was the 4th ball of our innings and as you can see he did take a helmet out luckily!

This is heavily cropped from the original to show the impact that's just going to happen.

Tags: Sports and action

Voters: xinia, ItsOurYear, wotashot

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xinia 16 54
6 Jun 2005 7:41AM
a nice take
philwig 17 817 1
6 Jun 2005 9:03AM
Ouch - good capture.

The background doesn't really help: a wider-aperture would blur if if you have it, or try to find a place where there's nothing distracting behind the hitter. I've not figured cricket out (photographically or otherwise), but it might be good to show the wicket things too?
ItsOurYear 17 183 England
6 Jun 2005 9:59AM
Caught the moment almost perfectly.


ItsOurYear 17 183 England
6 Jun 2005 9:59AM
Caught the moment almost perfectly.


wotashot 18 2.2k
6 Jun 2005 11:31AM
I tried snappin cricket at a local practice game a week or so ago and at 300mm I had to crop heavily so surely you must have been on the field to get this at 85mm.

Good effort but a shame about the background. I would suggest getting low down on the floor to give the batter a base if you know what i mean,

dwjones 17 232 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2005 11:45AM
philwig - normally I would include the stumps Wink. But was trying to draw then attention to what was about to happen. Background comment noted for furture shots.

wotashot - Sorry not sure what you mean by give the batsman a base. Was not on the pitch. Have uploaded the un cropped to the modified section. If it works.

All - thanks for the comments and feedback.
wotashot 18 2.2k
6 Jun 2005 11:56AM
Ok, first I will say that I am useless at explanations bu tI will try my best.

By giving him a base I mean......If you can imagine this shot taken from lying low on the grass then you would have a foreground of gradually blurred out grass which appears to support the image and give the batter something to stand on....I will try and find an example and put up a link when I have found one,


UPDATE: Ok picture number 7 in this guys portfolio seems to illustrate my point the best

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TrueRed 17
23 Jun 2005 3:10AM
What a capture, did you take every ball or just strike lucky with one that lifted?

Where did it hit him and was he ok?

In response towotashots comments about a base, its already been pointed out that this is a crop from a wider angle shot.
dwjones 17 232 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2005 2:47AM
I don't take every ball so this was luck.
It smacked him on the helmet then flew to gully. He was OK but was out a few balls later.

Thanks for the comments and keep those cricket pictures coming.

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